Sunday, 20 May 2007

Summer Pickles: Adu-Lasan-Keri Athanu ( Ginger-Garlic-Mango Pickle)


I absolutely LOVE this pickle.....a medley of grated ginger, garlic and raw mangoes, tempered with some cumin and fenugreek seeds, this pickle makes any meal more interesting.

I am not giving the exact measurements here. Adjust according to the quantity of mangoes, garlic and ginger that you use.

Here is the recipe:

2-3: Raw Mangoes - Grated or chopped in tiny pieces
2-3: Pieces of Ginger- Grated
1 whole head of garlic or more - Grated or chopped coarsely

Salt, Chili Powder,turmeric powder,Cumin Seeds,Fenugreek Seeds, Oil- to taste

Grate or chop the mangoes first. Make sure to take the water out of the mangoes by adding some salt and a little bit of turmeric. Keep Aside. Grate the ginger and garlic at this point. Mix along with the mango and add the chili powder and a little bit of salt. Taste to make sure its not too salty.

In a pan, heat some oil(just enough oil to coat the pickle nicely) and add the Cumin and Fenugreek Seeds and let the cumin turn a dark brown. You don't need a whole lot, just enough to let the flavors come through.

Now, here is the tricky part:

I like to "cook" the mixture of the mangoes, garlic and ginger until it is a bit dry for the flavors to really blend in. Some households just let the oil cool down and pour it over the mixture. You can make this either way. If you would like to make it "my" way, add the grated mix to the oil and stir until it looks a bit dry. Add a little heated then cooled Oil if it looks too dry towards the end.

If you would like to do it the other way, heat the oil, add the cumin and fenugreek and let the oil cool down, then add it to the grated mix. Mix well.
Store in a glass jar for a couple of days and it will be ready to use- either way.

Enjoy with Rotis, Rice or just about anything. This is a fabulous accompaniment to any meal.

This is going to AFAM-Mango, hosted this month by Deepa of Recipes and More.

26 comments:

All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

Sushma said...

Thats a lovely recipe..I have a raw mango sitting in fridge I should try it ..
sounds yummy

Sandeepa said...

Going to try this. Thanks Trupti

Richa said...

athana nu color joey ne maja aavi:)
upma sathey saru lagsey :o)

Vcuisine said...

So mouthwatering Trupti recipe trupti. The combination is good. Viji

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Getting to see a lot of pickle recipes being posted nowadays. Just read one at Coffee's place... Yours looks gr8 too!! I have only 2 mangoes and now im confused as to which one to try!! :)

Roopa said...

Pickle spread! yummy the color is so inviting!

archana said...

I love gujarati pickles. This one is different becoz it has ginger and garlic .My mouth is watering Trupti. Nice entry for mango event :)

sunita said...

Very nice recipe...wil;l give it a go...thanks...

Asha said...

Mouthwatering mix there T! Looks great.I curse myself every time I see raw mango in blogs,bcos I don't get them here!;p

Sharmi said...

lovely looking pickle. I make mango ginger chutney . We dont eat garlic so can I use only the other two?

Sia said...

include this with ur spring fling hamper;) oh no!!! i guess u can send one jar of pickle to me;) ah!!! pickle and curd rice...nothing can be better than that!

Kribha said...

I love that color. I bet it would taste good too. will try it soon.

TheCooker said...

Love the colour!

Lata said...

Looks like it's mango season, everyone is making something or the other with Mango. I will try this as I like ginger garlic combo with anything.

Prema Sundar said...

I do see a lot of pickles now as summer begins...Lovely colourful pickle Trupti.

swapna said...

hi trupti
that was really yummy looking pickle.

Dilip said...

wow ben...can I have some athanu please...looks great...love it with thepla with garam cha...my mother has gone athanu mad this year...everytime I see her...(several times a week)..she gives me another jar..she has made tons of the stuff...~grin~...mind you it will not last long...take care ben...PS made some lasan ni chutney today...wow...pounded freshly not used the grinder...~smile~...

indosungod said...

Mouth Watering pickle. Looks colorful and tasty.

Coffee said...

Slurp!!! Mouth watering!!!! I make it justt he same way.......... dahi bhaat ane athanu!!!!! BLISS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lasan aadu athaanu, Truptiben tame god god kari nakhyo. Modhaa maa thi etli laar (slurp) tapki ke mari nani R (1 1/2 yr) e mane tenu bib aapyu :D. Khub j chatpatti vaangi chhe aa. Garam garam Bajri no rotlo ane lasan athaanu bolo joiye biju kashu. Khub khub saras Truptiben.

Samir

Saju said...

my mouth is watering

Mallugirl said...

yummy, tripti, will any kind of mango do for this recipe .. can i request some gujarati recipes that i have tried and loved..keenchu is one of them.

nz said...

its mangoes everywhere in the blogworld, but we dont get mangoes here :-(

Such a yummy and mouthwatering pickle, Trupti, but I cant have it :-(

Cynthia said...

Oh this pickle recipe is a keeper. I love the colour and what can be better than manago, ginger and garlic melded together? :)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Mouth watering pickle trupthi

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